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Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 4)

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“My wife ended up scooping up both dogs in her arms while I hailed a taxi to take us home.

Later we were hit with the reality of looking after two puppies.

We knew we couldn’t cope with two puppies, especially in a small apartment.

I took Tina’s sister, Tula back to Social Tees, which was very sad.

They were both slightly sick, but Tina was more lively, so we decided to return Tula.

It was heartbreaking.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle,Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 3)

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“They had a photo of a group of dogs and we emailed right away and wrote that we would be available to foster any of them.

We received an email straight back saying, please come in and pick up a dog.

We went to the Social Tees office and they said, hi, here’s Tina and her sister, Tuleh.

We haven’t split them up yet, so would you mind taking them both?”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 2)

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“We just never saw ourselves owning a dog in Manhattan.

It never occurred to us, because we came from the country in England.

My wife followed Social Tees on Instagram, and after seeing some of the dogs on their site, we decided to try and become foster care givers.

They post ¬†photographs on Instagram of all the dogs that need to be need fostered and people click on the image of the puppy/dog that they are interested in fostering.”

 

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 4)

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“We agreed to sleep on it that night and see how we felt the next morning.

The first thing in the morning we contacted the shelter and asked if she could be ours.

We said, please don’t give her to anyone else.

We had to apply to be adoptive care givers.

We were approved by the end of the day.

I feel like Tina and I just found each other.

We were both newcomers to NYC.

She came from the Dominican Republic and I came from England.

It feels like we are taking on NYC together.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 3)

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“We had her for three weeks and then adopted her ourselves.

We fell in love with her and started calling her, our Tina.

As a foster care giver, you are required to take them to adoption events.

I took her and she met all these potential adopters.

I cried my eyes out.

I called my husband during lunch and asked if we could adopt her, ourselves.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 2)

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“When they post new dogs, a foster care giver clicks on the link to come down and pick up the dog, if the care giver is available.

That is exactly what we did with Tina.

Six dogs had just arrived from the Dominican Republic that needed fostering.

We were in the first six responders, and went downtown that night to foster Tina.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 1)

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“My husband and I wanted a dog for years, but it’s never been the right time.

We originally fostered Tina, for Social Tees.

We thought we’d start off by fostering, before adopting.

I started following Social Tees on Instagram, and then my husband and I applied to be foster care givers.

We were approved straight away.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 3)

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I never had a small dog before, but I am in NYC indefinitely and I have a small space.

I fostered, and went to tons of shelters and rescue events.

My boyfriend and I found Rooney at Animal Haven, downtown.

She had just arrived that day from Puerto Rico.

She was three or four months old and we asked if we could play with in the little meeting room.”

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 3)

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“I was convinced from the first minute, when she hopped on my lap, that she would be mine.

It took a little convincing with some of my roommates, but by the week’s end, everyone approved.

It was difficult at first because she wanted to sleep with me, but my roommate didn’t want her in our bedroom, she was relegated to the living room.

She cried and scratched at the door, so I got a trainer and I practiced going in and out of the bedroom and not responding when she cried or scratched at the door.”

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 2)

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“To get past the no dog rule, I got a letter from a therapist saying, I needed her for emotional support, which I did,

I didn’t hear for a few days, but when I followed up, they told me to come and pick her up.

I left work and picked her up an hour later.

It was a foster to adopt process and I had a week to decide if I wanted to keep her.

I had a few roommates, so they had to get to know her and approve.

My boyfriend was visiting, and he had to approve, too.”